Malta-Gozo-Malta open water swimming competitions 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013, 11:48

The annual Malta-Gozo-Malta and Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming Competitions will be organised by Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club on Saturday, 17th August 2013.

Both races are organised under the auspices of the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta and sponsored by Festina Watches.

Fourteen swimmers will be doing the 11-kilometre Malta-Gozo-Malta race, and fiftynine swimmers will be crossing the channel from Gozo in the 5.5-kilometre event. The first race starts at 6:30 a.m. from Marfa to a turn-around waypoint at Ras il-Qala and back to Marfa. The Gozo-Malta swim will start at 8:15 a.m. from Ras il-Qala in Gozo to a finishing buoy at Marfa.

A Local Notice to Mariners (No. 59/2013) has been issued by the Ports and Yachting Directorate of Transport Malta, closing the race route for maritime traffic. Each swimmer will be accompanied by an escort boat throughout the race.

A pre-race meeting for all the participating swimmers will be held on Tuesday, 13th August at 7:00 p.m. at the Qawra Palace Hotel.

During these events, funds will be raised in aid of the Ladybird Foundation.


  1. Roberto says:

    Very interesting !!
    Tomorrow I’ll come to the meeting!!


  2. Roberto says:

    Hallo, I am a italian swimmer, age 50 years, inscriber to FINA, I’d like to partecipate to next swimming race Gozo-Malta on 17 august!
    Please how may I do for the registration?
    Per me know
    Roberto Parenza


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